Step out in style holding this exceptional, one of a kind, checkered green silk evening bag from the historic city of Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. Classy and elegant zardozi embroidery! Work of art!
Stunning with a navy or grey dress or suit!
Zardozi is from the Persian and means "gold thread" . It is an elaborate art of multidimensional embroidery using gold and silver threads and embellished with precious stones. Zardozi had its origins in Persia and was introduced into India by the ruling Mughals in the early 16th century. It was used mainly to adorn the robes of the royal families. The city of Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, was the seat of the Mughal Empire and it remains a center for traditional handicrafts that had flourished under the Mughal patronage. Today, over 15,000 craftsmen still practice the craft in the city of Agra, making elaborate zardozi purses, belts, tapestries, jewelry boxes and garments.
- silk - the colors just glow!
- unique clasp of glittery black silverstone, surrounded by tumbled lapis lazuli stone beads, sewn in.
- silver colored metallic thread embroidery
- Just the right mix of traditional and modern
- 7.5 to 11.5" W x 5" H x 2" D
- sateen lining
- two gathered interior pouch pockets
- two magnetic snap closures.
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